CA: Sherman Oaks - 2

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Metro Area: Los Angeles (CA)
St Mary Byzantine (Ruthenian) Proto-Cathedral
5329 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks
CA
91411-3441
USA
Phone: 818-907-5511
Fax: 818-981-7107
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Holy Protection of Mary in Phoenix of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None


 

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Day

Service

Time

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Monday - Friday Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy 8:30am
     
     

Mystery of Reconciliation

   
   
 

 


Mailing Address: As Above

The interior photograph is by Steve Petach, Cantor and parishioner of St Mary's Cathedral and a member of the Byzantine Forum community - where he posts under his name. It is used here with his kind permission


Semi-official Website is a blogsite, maintained by Steve Petach


The exterior photograph is by Cbl62, an administrator at and contributor to Wikipedia, at which the photograph illustrates an entry. It is used here with his kind permission.


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1956, as the Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission of Van Nuys
Parish erected in: 1961, as Patronage of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Renamed in: 1982, as St Mary Byzantine (Ruthenian) Cathedral
Elevated in: 1982, to be Cathedral of the Eparchy of Van Nuys of the Ruthenians
Other Date: 1998, a portion of the municipality of Van Nuys CA was redesignated as Sherman Oaks CA
Renamed in: 2010, as St Mary Byzantine (Ruthenian) Proto-Cathedral
For this church, this is entry 2
of 2
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
This Entry Last Updated: 02/15/2010
Latitude: 34.1676359
Longitude: -118.4661868
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Teachings of Christ

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Holy Forefathers

Through faith, O Christ, you justified the Forefathers, * betrothing through them in advance the Church of the gentiles. * The Saints exult in glory, * for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit: * she who gave birth to You without seed. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us. (Troparion, Tone 2)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but defended by the undepicted Being you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Second Sunday Before Christmas)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not lose sight of these — keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul." (Proverbs 3:21,22a ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our holy fathers have renounced all other spiritual work and concentrated wholly on this one doing, that is, on guarding the heart, convinced that, through this practice, they would easily attain every other virtue, whereas without it not a single virtue can be firmly established.

St. Symeon the New Theologian